British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd (BAFSA) News

BAFSA Certified Tank And Pump System Help To Extinguish Kitchen Fire At The Lindop Court Tower Block

Fire crews with an aerial ladder were to a kitchen fire on the eighth floor of the city center Lindop Court tower block in Stoke on Trent on 22nd May. A total of five crews attended from Longton, Hanley and Newcastle but the fire, believed to be started in a chip pan, had already been put out by a sprinkler system when firefighters arrived at the scene. 1 concealed sidewall sprinkler had activated. The building had been retrofitted and has a BS 9251 tank and pump system. There were no casualtie...

Firefighters Help In Extinguishing A Fire Incident At A Supermarket In Holt In North Norfolk

On the morning of 22nd June a fire has destroyed the only supermarket in Holt in North Norfolk. The shop is run by the Baker family and prides itself on stocking food from local suppliers and running a delivery service for the elderly and local people. The shop, where 82 people work, was closed at the time because it’s been shutting early during the coronavirus pandemic. C T Baker thanked emergency services for their efforts and said there were no reports of any injuries. Automatic fire...

BAFSA Conducts A Workshop On Automatic Water Based Fire Suppression Applications

Every fire safety professional choosing to register for this one day, free to attend the seminar, organized by BAFSA and hosted by Staffordshire Fire & Rescue at their HQ in Stone on 18th March, will experience a day packed with information regarding automatic water based fire suppression applications and local case studies; design standards and solutions. All presentations will be delivered by fire sprinklers experts and fire safety practitioners.

Government Mandates The Installation Of Sprinklers In High Rise Housing Blocks Over 11 Meters

The UK government announced further changes to the Building and Fire Safety Standards in England following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. The changes include automatic fire sprinklers in high rise housing blocks over 11 meters, together with a raft of other fire safety measures. This marks some considerable success for BAFSA who have campaigned for automatic fire sprinklers in all high rise housing for the last fifteen years.

BAFSA’s Free To Attend Seminars Gets A Good Response From The Security Enthusiasts

BAFSA one day, free to attend seminars are attracting record numbers. Working closely with host Fire & Rescue Services the dynamic programs, which have both regional and national relevance, are all delivered by BAFSA advisers – all fire sprinkler experts, Fire Officers, practitioners and end users. Seminars in February and March, in St Ives and Stone respectively sold out 3 weeks before the date of the event, and the third seminar of the year in Poole on the 24th is expected to be ful...

Alberta’s Engineering And Technical Team Undergoes Sprinkler Training By BAFSA

Reflecting their strong commitment to people’s development and growth as well as excellence in their business operations, Alberta’s Engineering and Technical Team, has recently undergone training on the design of sprinkler systems. The qualification, developed by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), is aimed at individuals employed in the fire sprinkler industry and is designed to help people employed in installing fire sprinklers to develop the knowledge and co...

BAFSA Sprinkler Operating Efficiently & Effectively Saving Lives

Towards the end of 2019, and already in 2020, sprinklers are operating efficiently and effectively saving lives, children’s education, and businesses from fire. Office Block, London Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the basement of an office block. The sprinkler system had actuated and helped to suppress the fire which was extinguished in just over an hour. Flat, Croydon A fire in an 8th floor flat in an 11-story building was extinguished...

BAFSA Postpones L2 Certificate In Fire Sprinkler Installation Courses Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, BAFSA can confirm that all college courses L2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation (Day Release, Block Release and EWR) are postponed until further notice as colleges avoid face to face tuition.

BAFSA Announced The Postponement Of Their Joint Sprinkler Seminars Due To COVID-19

BAFSA is disappointed to report that, along with Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service & BAFSA, the organizations have made the difficult decision to postpone their joint sprinkler seminars on 18th and 24th March respectively due to the current Covid-19 fears. While disappointing for everyone involved, they have taken this step in line with NFCC guidance as far as reducing the chance of spreading the virus as much as is reasonably practic...

BAFSA Releases A Statement On The Kitchen Fire Mishaps That Occurred In London

Burnt cooking in the kitchen of a residential block of flats of three floors in Waddon Court Road, was the cause of a fire which, from the limited information provided, was controlled by a Personal Protection system. The fire was all out on arrival with no firefighting action completed by crews. Local enquiries are currently being completed by the local fire safety team. One sprinkler head actuated in the kitchen of a five roomed flat on the 11th floor of a twenty-one story block of flats in Lan...

BAFSA Releases Essential Information Regarding The Protection Of Buildings From Fire During COVID 19

Automatic fire sprinklers systems are a reliable and effective means of saving lives, protecting firefighters, reducing fire damage and mitigating fire risk, provided the systems are properly designed, installed and maintained. Those responsible for buildings are reminded that even within this challenging situation of COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Critical Fire Suppression Systems/Life Safety Protection Systems must be tested and maintained. Postponing these checks, maintenance and servicing m...

BAFSA Welcomes The Changes Made To Approved Document B By The Government

The Government announced the implementation date for a number of changes to Approved Document B (ADB), including the requirement for automatic fire sprinklers in all flats above 11 meters, these changes will be required as from 26th November 2020. The change requiring automatic fire sprinklers in all new built flats over 11 meters will significantly increase the use of domestic and residential sprinklers in this sector which has already seen a large increase since the disastrous Grenfell Tower f...

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